#VU31942 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Published: 2020-07-27

Vulnerability identifier: #VU31942

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8219

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Pulse Connect Secure
Server applications / Remote access servers, VPN
Pulse Policy Secure
Server applications / Remote access servers, VPN

Vendor: Pulse Secure

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions, which leads to security restrictions bypass and privilege escalation. A user administrator can change the password of a full Administrator and escalate privileges on the system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Pulse Connect Secure: 9.1R1 - 9.1R7

Pulse Policy Secure: 9.1R1 - 9.1R7


CPE

External links
http://kb.pulsesecure.net/articles/Pulse_Security_Advisories/SA44516/p?pubstatus=o


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated privileged user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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